We kicked off March with a bang for our first-ever all staff Company Conference held at Chepstow Racecourse.

Taking place (rather aptly) on Staff Appreciation Day and St David’s Day, the event united Paramount teams from across the UK for a day jam-packed with insightful talks and future forecasts led by Senior Management, employee well-being survey results, staff awards, fun team building exercises and more.

First up, our Management Team spoke on our incredible exponential growth since 2019, how our business has evolved to include construction, as well as our exciting growth trajectory for 2024, 2025 and beyond.

This year also marks an extra special milestone in our history as Paramount celebrates 35 years next month.

As we looked into our bright future, we took a moment to look back through the decades, and acknowledge the commitment of our people (many of whom have been with us for 10+ years!) and who have helped us get to where we are today.

The day was an opportunity to reconnect, build engagement and enjoy our time together. We offered all staff the opportunity to ask Senior Management any burning questions, and we unveiled the results of our employee well-being survey – notably, an astounding 100% of our staff said they are proud to work for Paramount.

We also took the opportunity to give thanks and recognition to our people with a light-hearted awards ceremony (voted by staff). With five special awards up for grabs, each highlighted the unique qualities and contributions of our people at Paramount.

The Friendly Face Award went to Paramount’s long-standing Receptionist Lynda, The Email Warrior Award went to Design Manager Jon Foster, The Loch Ness Award to Project Manager Craig Parker, The Human Wikipedia Award to Estimating Manager Brian Darch and finally, The Witty Retort Award to Projects Director Paul Jones.

Team receiving rewards on the Paramount team company conference and looking happy

Trophies were carefully made by Morgans Consult using acoustic felt.

And it wouldn’t be a Company Conference without a whole host of exciting, interactive games and team building activities to enjoy.

The fun and games ended with the red team taking first place, despite the rest of the team’s suspecting foul play – but we don’t talk about that!

Paramount team jenga tower falling and everyone looking shocked

The day was a resounding success. And one that has set the tone and direction for the coming months, including plans for later in the year with Paramount’s 35th birthday celebration.

Our people are our difference; and it’s with thanks to every single one of them for making it possible to do what we do.